Dementia Friends Resources

As the aging population continues to grow, dementia is on the rise. These resources can help you better understand dementia and how to care for a loved one living with the disease.

What is Dementia?

Dementia describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that can impact a person’s ability to do everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

Learn the Signs

Memory loss is a normal part of aging, but when it disrupts daily life, this may be a sign of dementia. Become a Dementia Friend to learn signs of normal aging vs. the early signs of dementia.

Become a Friend

5 Key Messages

  1. Dementia is not a normal part of aging.
  2. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
  3. Dementia is not just about having memory problems.
  4. It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia.
  5. There’s more to the person than dementia.

Memory Cafés

A memory café is a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment where people living with dementia and their care partners can connect with each other and with others in similar situations.

Memory Café FAQ

Communication Tips at Memory Cafés

Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, but there other types, such as Lewy Body, Frontotemporal, Vascular and more.

Symptoms and Types of Dementia (

Types of Dementia (

My Story About Dementia

Dementia Friends Indiana aims to help people tell positive stories about living with dementia. We’d love to hear from caregivers, people living with dementia, and community workers.

Share Your Story

Helee Adkins Dementia Friends Champion

Nutrition and Dementia Blog

CICOA Caregivers Blog

Help and Hope for
Family Caregivers.

CareAware’s Help and Hope for Family Caregivers is a six-part video series and accompanying workbook to help meet the emotional, physical and logistical demands of caregiving.

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Caregiver Resources

You are not alone. Check out these resources on caregiving, aging, and organizations that offer disease-specific support.

Caregiver Resources

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